Aseptic Non-Touch Technique (ANTT®): Reducing Health Care-Acquired Infections through Standardization

Recorded On: 05/21/2018

Health care workers are the primary vectors of infection during invasive clinical procedures and maintenance of invasive medical systems. Health care organizations can reduce this clinical risk and subsequent infection rates significantly by implementing aseptic nontouch technique, a standard approach to aseptic technique.

Learning Outcomes

After the session, attendees will be able to describe aseptic nontouch technique (ANTT), understand the historical alternative of "aseptic technique," and identify the implications of ANTT for patient safety.

Stephen Rowley, MSc, BSc (Hons), RN, RSCN

Association for Aseptic Technique (ANTT)

Stephen Rowley, MSc, BSc (Hons), RN, RSCN, is clinical director for the Association for Safe Aseptic Practice (ASAP) and the originator of the ANTT Clinical Practice Framework. Mr. Rowley leads the ASAP, a not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization with a global purview. Working closely with organizations and governments around the world, he has helped realize improvements in aseptic practice and health care-associated infections. His peer-reviewed publications are widely cited, and as a leading expert on aseptic technique he lectures internationally.

Simon Clare, MRes, BA, RN

The Association for Safe Aseptic Practice (ASAP)

Simon Clare, MRes, BA, RN, is the research and practice development director at The Association for Safe Aseptic Practice. He has been a registered nurse for 28 years and a clinical nurse specialist for 15 years. His background is in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and he has worked at the Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, and at University College London Hospitals. A former visiting lecturer at City, University of London and member of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation research group, Mr. Clare was a joint winner of the 2008 Nursing Times award for infection control nursing.

CRNI® RUs: 4                                                                       
This entire program has been approved for 4 CRNI® recertification units and and meets the INS Meeting criteria.                                                             
*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2018 in Cleveland, OH are not eligible to receive CRNI® recertification units through this online program.


Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: May 22, 2021

Contact Hours: 2                                                               
*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2018 in Cleveland, OH are not eligible to receive contact hours through this online program.

Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: May 22, 2021

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